When Beyond Meat, the delicious, pea protein-based meat substitute company, offered to send samples of their products for me to create a recipe, I hella obliged. I absolutely love using it in salads, wraps, and recipes like the one I’m sharing today. While I tend to avoid meat substitutes due to their being overly processed and sort of strange on principle, I really like how Beyond Meat is made from simple ingredients, is gluten- and GMO-free. Beyond Meat is available in various health food stores and can be purchased in prepared items at a chain called Tropical Smoothie. If you’d prefer to make Beyond Meat at home, here’s a recipe using Beyond Meat Lightly Seasoned Chicken-Free Strips that really hits the spot.
Gluten Free Vegan Beyond Meat Chicken Alfredo (Serves 2)
1 cup Beyond Meat Lightly Seasoned Chicken-Free Strips
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper (optional)
1/4 cup chopped golden beets (optional)
1/2 cup cashews
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 Tbs chickpea miso (or another miso)
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup water
3 cloves garlic
1 tbs sesame seeds
Blend all ingredients except Beyond Meat, golden beets and red bell pepper in a Vitamix or food processor until fully blended. Cook blended mixture on stove at medium heat, and add in Beyond Meat strips, red bell pepper and golden beets (if using) for 10-12 minutes on medium high heat. Serve with quinoa pasta or fresh greens.